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Friday, 29 November 1912

Motion (by Senator Pearce) proposed -

That the report be adopted.

Amendment (by Senator Findley) agreed to -

That all the words after the word " That " be left out, with a view to insert the following words : - " the message and amendments of the House of Representatives be recommitted for the reconsideration of amendments Nos. 9,113, 123, 156, and177.

In Committee(Recommittal):

House of Representatives' Amendment.- After clause 5 insert the following new clause : - " 5A. A ship shall be deemed to be engaged in the coasting trade, within the meaning of this Act, if she takes on board passengers or cargo at any port in a State, or a Territory which is part of the Commonwealth, to be carried to, and landed or delivered at, any other port in the same State or Territoryor in any other State or other such Territory :

Provided that a ship shall not be deemed to be engaged in the coasting trade by reason of the fact that she carries -

(a)   passengers who hold through tickets to or from a port beyond Australia and the Territories under the authority of the Commonwealth; or

(b)   cargo consigned on a through bill of lading to or from a port beyond Australia and those Territories; or

(c)   mails between any ports in Australia or in any of those Territories :

Provided further that the Governor-General may by order declare that the carrying of passengers or cargo between ports in any Territory which is part of the Commonwealth, or between ports in any such Territory and any other Australian ports, shall not be deemed engaging in the coasting trade."







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